Thursday, February 20, 2014

FCC: The Next Gen Net Neutrality

The FCC's had to do something after losing the Net Neutrality case to Verizon and the immediate effects it had (see related posts below).

Chairman Tom Wheeler [pictured], presented a new set of Net Neutrality rules:

"In its Verizon v. FCC decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuitinvited the Commission to act to preserve a free and open Internet. I intend to accept that invitation by proposing rules that will meet the court’s test for preventing improper blocking of and discrimination among Internet traffic, ensuring genuine transparency in how Internet Service Providers manage traffic, and enhancing competition. Preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and expression while providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace is an important responsibility of this agency". 

Related posts:
  • Netflix: "Unfortunately, Verizon successfully challenged the U.S. net neutrality rules"  - here
  • The Post-Net Neutrality Era - Does Verizon Shape Netflix and Amazon?  - here
  • Netflix Reports Slower Speeds for Verizon - here
See "Statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the FCC's Open Internet Rules" - here.

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